Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cool Building

I went looking for an art exhibit I"d seen in the search list and found this amazing building on Locus. It doesn't have a purpose except to look gorgeous as far as I can tell. It's so vary tall and light weight looking. Inside are lights, moving platforms, transparent floors. You can fly in and out, fall from the heights, and ride on the platforms. Move the camera around to get the full sense of scale in this building.

Here's a SLURL:

Here are some photos I took. Enjoy.


VIews up and down from my location in the middle of the building. That's me in my beat up leather pants and old school boots. I love that you can see thru and out of it. And transparent floors - you never know where you can walk safely and when you'll fall. Pretty and exciting..Just like SecondLife.



Steampunk Store: Grim Bros.

I saw a link to the Grim Bros. store on the Search Spotlight in SecondLife and then saw it mentioend again in a blog i was reading. Decided to go check it out since some of my students are doing steampunk islands for their first observation. They describe the store as post-apocalyptical + grunge Fasion and Accessories. Here's the SLURL if you want to visit the store:

It was a huge space filled with clothes and gadgets for sale. I may have to go back and buy one of the mechanical hearts I saw to wear around final exam time when students think profs have no heart. . Below are some pics of things I saw.

The store called this the "Gifting Gorilla"

Pipes, exposed beams, and lots to buy

Front of an eyeball shaped security device in the store

Back view of the security eyeball - check out the bone leg and claw feet

I never did figure out what this machine was but there was an eyeball here too 
and lots of strange moving parts

A giant tophat wearing metal rabbit statue

And I got a free pair of skates - steam punk roller skates with tank treads instead of wheels. Very cool.